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28 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 32734)  

 
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Title Increased public support to prevent and control economic crime (15 November 2011-15 November 2013) 
Description Activity 2.1 -- Ensure and Enhance the visibility and transparency of the AML/CFT system and in particular that of APML through the distribution of information materials and through training the staff.

Activity 2.1.2 Development of APML website.

Activity 2.3 -- Undertake National Risk Assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing in the Reublic of Serbia and conduct two separate research studies relating to the Money Transfer and the Non-Profit Organisations sectors, and publicise the results. 
Status Completed 
Date 01/01/2011 - 31/12/2011 
Location Serbia
Countries CoE Members: Serbia
  Bilateral
  Joint Programme Activity - Serbia-MOLI
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP Serbia-MOLI - Project against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing and Economic Crime in Serbia    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2010/DGHL/JP/2274   Project against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing and Economic Crime in Serbia
Expected Result 1.2 - Increased public support to efforts to prevent and control economic crime
 PoA
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Rule of Law
Line of Action ⇒ II.3 – Countering Threats to the Rule of Law
Programme ☆ II.3.2  Organised crime and terrorism

Working Method

Evaluation 
Directorate Human Rights and Legal Affairs 
CoE Contact ,   email
Web Pages
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1 http://www.coe.int/moliserbia  
Last Modified 01/03/2012 


Activity Synopsis (ID# 32734) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) Activity 2.1.2 -- APML website established and operating 
Output/Results Activity 2.1.2 Development of APML website:

In August 2011, MOLI project engaged a Web Development company, Softmedia, to develop the new website for the APML, according to the website technical specifications paper which was drafted in accordance with the demands and needs of the APML. A content of the website was agreed on meetings with APML and represents their requirements. The website serves as a formal communication channel and information resource. It informs and educates citizens on APML’s activities, projects and accomplishments.

Activity 2.3

2.3.2-2.3.3 -- Meeting of the working groups on the risks and typologies of money laundering and terrorist financing (10 May 2011):

On 10 May 2011, a workshop was held for the working groups established by the APML to deliver activities 2.3.1 and 2.3.3 of the project’s work plan. The objective of the workshop was to determine the methodology for undertaking and presenting research studies regarding the risks and typologies of money laundering and the financing of terrorism related to formal and informal money transfers and the abuse of non-profit institutions. The rationale and objective of the meeting was outlined by the senior representative of the APML and by the CoE advisor. This was followed by a presentation by the CoE international expert, Ms Justine Walker on: National Risk Assessments – understanding, planning and implementation. The presentation was divided into three sections with each being followed by a break out session involving the participants dividing into two groups to address the tasks given. These breakout sessions focused on the types of data sources that may be used, assessing vulnerability and the rating of risk.

2.3.1 -- Undertake National Risk Assessment:

On 15 September 2011, the MOLI project decided to undertake a National Risk Assessment on AML/CTF issues in Serbia during its 2nd Steering Committee meeting.
The proposal was to continue with the research study regarding the risks of formal and informal money transfers as in the Work Plan and to continue but enhance the research study regarding risks of money laundering and terrorist financing typologies regarding abuse of Non-Profit Organisations for money laundering purposes, as these issues are specifically mentioned within the Serbian Mutual Evaluation Report and need addressing. Action 2.3.3 only covered NPOs in respect of money laundering whereas the Moneyval evaluation commented that what was required was to: “conduct a review of the adequacy of domestic laws and regulations that relate to NPO-s for the purpose of identifying the features and types of NPO-s that are at risk of being misuse for Financing Terrorism and conduct periodic reassessments by reviewing new information on the” sector’s potential vulnerabilities to terrorist activities”.

Mr Simon Goddard, the Project Consultant, stated that the MOLI project will cooperate with the World Bank, which has already established a methodology to carry such an assessment and have expressed willingness to assist the project.

On 27 September 2011, the representatives of the CoE, APML and the World Bank met in CoE Headquarters in Strasbourg to discuss the way in which the World Bank could cooperate with the MOLI-Serbia project to conduct a National Risk Assessment (NRA). The WB already has a methodology for carrying out NRA which is also possible to adapt to the specific needs of Serbia. The methodology/templates will be translated into Serbian and will be given in advance to the Serbian counterparts in order to fill out the relevant data. The World Bank will then send a team of experts to conduct two workshops with the participants selected from the Serbian institutions. The timeline for the first workshop is decided as the second half of January 2012 during which the primary data analysis, specific timelines and a draft action plan will be determined


 
Conclusions/Follow Up - APML's new website established and operational: www.apml.org.rs/eng;

- The necessary consent for the undertaking of a NRA has been obtained by the APML from the Standing Coordination Committee. The donor and the Steering Group also approved amending of the Work Plan accordingly. A working group will need to be established led by the APML. The WG will need to be composed of representative of the organizations that will take part in the activity and will need to agree the following: aim, purpose, key customers, forma/structure, scope, methodology, contributors/sources, analysis and publication dates. The WG will also have to identify the core individual[s] responsible for collecting and collating / analyzing the information and for drawing up the document. 
Participants  
Consultants/Experts Mr Simon Goddard, Long Term Consultant 
CoE Secretariat Ms Ardita Abdiu, Head of the Economic Crime Unit
Ms Ilknur Yuksek, Project Manager, Economic Crime Unit
Ms Teodora Lukovic, Local Project Officer
Ms Tanja Naumovski-Egerton
Mr Dario Stukelja, Local Project Assistant

 
Total No. Participants 15 
Last Modified

01/03/2012 




 
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